WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs). The site uses colorful maps, bar graphs and charts to provide a clearer understanding of America’s diverse ELs population in a “data story” format based on data from the Common Core of Data (CCD).The data story shows nearly every state has at least one school district where the EL population has increased by more than 50% since the 2010 school year and answers three main questions – Who are ELs? Where are ELs? And what languages do ELs speak?
The Data Story Includes:
- A state by state chart of the most common non-English languages spoken by ELs, highlighting the more than 400 different languages spoken across the country.